This tale is dedicated to AidenEldritch, for whom it was created in the Forum Art Exchange.
AE, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support you give me, not just in writing, brainstorming, and critique, but also as a friend. I'm glad I had the opportunity to make this for you.
slow animals hype
Second thanks go to GreenWolf and Conwell, for reviewing the piece.
Finally, thanks to the authors whose works I use in this piece — GreenWolf, Conwell, AidenEldritch, AJMansfield, and spikebrennan.
This tale is significant to me personally because, despite participating in the MTF Contest team that ended up creating Third Law, this is my first full contribution to the canon since the contest ended. It won't be the last.
P.S. gee aideneldritch! how come your mom lets you have two gift tales?